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>>> i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> president obama makes his case for four more years saying, quote, i never said this journey would be easy and i won't promise that now. >> good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. time now to look at the weather. >> gwen tolbart is in for tucker barnes this morning. >> i know this is wisdom's favorite day. he was saying friday eve yesterday. >> that's right. >> he is excited. >> closing it out. >> we'll close it out pretty good because we've got sunshine for you today. expected to be a dry day and it will be a hot one know. satellite-radar composite showing you not a whole lot going on right now. we have a few clouds and fog well to the west but other than that, things are looking really good out there. yesterday's highs, 84 degrees at reagan national airport. 86 at dulles and 85 at bwi thurgood marshall. 72 at d.c. 69 at baltimore. so another hot day. 90degrees is where we're headed. a southerly wind flow from five to 10 miles per hour. we'll have no shortage of sunshine today so looking good. i'll h
barak obama, president of the united states. democrats believe in reigniting the american dream by removing barriers to success and building ladders of opportunity for all. so that everyone can succeed. jobs are central to the american dream. and president obama has focused on jobs from day one. under president obama we've gone from losing 800,000 jobs a month to adding 4.5 million private sector jobs over the last 29 months. the american dream is about freedom. jobs means freedom. for workers to support their families. working with president obama, democrats passed a lilly better pay fair act to strengthen women's rights in the workplace. we repealed don't ask don't tell so our troops can serve the country they love regardless of whom they love. we made college more affordable. house democrats passed the dream act. but senate republicans blocked it. with president obama, democrats enacted the toughest consumer safeguards in history. to protect main street from wrecklessness of some on wall street. democrats passed healthcare reform to allow americans the freedom to pursue their
demonstrated a willingness to tackle long- term debt problem of the united states. i think he is prepared to do that and prepared to push through a plan if we make some amount of progress in this election, but i assume he will be a great second-term president. >> i agree with melody, i think the election will be very close, but i believe the president will be reelected, because i do not think this country wants to go back to the policies being advocated by the mitt romney/paul ryan ticket to a place where we're talking about reducing taxes on middle income people. a place where we're reducing regulation in a way that opens us up to the same abuses that got us into the financial crisis that led to the recession we are still climbing out of. i do not think women want to go back to a place where health care choices is something that is problematic. where our environment is at risk, because we do not have an energy policy that recognize the needs for clean, alternative sources of energy. i do not think the country wants to go back to that place. i do a thing when the president reelected, one of the
of the united states. >> there is a coordinated effort to make it about romney and whether or not he should speak. whether or not he should say anything about it. whether or not it is presidential for romney. we're only supposed to have one president now. at times like this. well we don't have one unless romney speaks up. >> jennifer: so they were so happy. mission accomplished! for them. and therein lies the problem. while president obama and secretary clinton spoke about the crisis with steady, seriousness, they exuded calm, they had clarity and strength, mitt romney, by contrast, was prematurely hyperventilating, maybe in response to the most extreme voices in his party. his campaign was in panic mode. and an international crisis was brewing and who did he listen to? could it have been the likes of rush limbaugh and laura ing graham and other neocons on his team? president obama was presidential and strong. mitt romney and paul ryan looked like bit players in top radio's amateur hour. stature, diplomacy steadiness?
be vice president of the united states. i accept. i accept. [applause]. >> joe biden tonight accepting the nomination for vice president of the united states. good evening. president obama also accepted his party nomination tonight for second term of course. he made the argument that he had rescued the economy from disaster. and that it would be im peril by return to republican leadershi leadership. here are some of leadership. here are some of the highlights of the >> on every issue th!d choice you face won't just be between 2 candidates or 2 parties. it will be a choice between 2 different paths for america. a choice between 2 fundamentally different visions. for the future. our friends down in tampa at the republican convention offer same prescription they have had for the last 30 years. have a surplus, try a tax cut. deficit too high try another, field a cold coming on tashtion 2 tax cuts roll back some regulations and call us in the morning. america i never said this journey would be easy and i won't promise that now. yes our path is harder but at least to the
as the democratic candidate for president of the united states. we have a pretty feisty audience. >> we have so many paul ryan fans. paul ryan, paul ryan, paul ryan! yes! yes, can you feel the love. i bet we have a lot of crimson tide fans, too. roll tide! >> it's all right. we have with us contribute mike barnicle and senior political analyst mark halperin and msnbc political analyst john heilemann, whose cover story for this week's "new york" magazine is on joe biden's role in the campaign. >> what a great cover. >> as we said, later today democrats will kick off their national convention here in north carolina, a state with 15 electoral votes up for grabs this november. president obama won north carolina by a microscopic number of votes in 2008. but a new poll shows the president will have his work cut out for him if he hopes to win here again. mitt romney currently leads the president 47% to 43%. one of the first orders of business will be to adopt the party platform. it echos president obama's call for higher taxes on wealthier americans while backing same-sex marriage and abortion rights. it s
in the united states. the web is . is we have freedom on the web. tois parents' responsibility turn off the internet and make sure things they are looking at on there are poor. . -- are appropriate. we have a right to anything that's on it. that part of our freedom. if you do this, where do you stop? suppose something else comes and someone does not think the poor. but someone else does? there are many things attached to religion that some people find appropriate and other. people that other it's up to the individual. if you take that right away, it's wrong. host: what you make of facebook walking links to the video in pakistan -- blocking links? caller: the question is kind of tricky, because if you are going to put things on the web, it has to be done in an appropriate manner and then let people make their own decision. that's the true journalism. when your reports things, when you see things, it has to be done in an objective way so that people can make their own decisions. just putting it on and let us make our decision when we see it, that's the part -- that should be part of that
.1%. >>> president obama and mitt romney expected to call benjamin netanyahu today, who is in the united states right now. the president has been criticized for not meeting with the israeli prime minister. yesterday secretary of state hillary clinton sat down with him, though, in new york. >>> mitt romney will focus on fund-raising tonight. he hopes to bring in $7.5 million for his campaign at two events in the boston area. romney spent yesterday campaigning in northern virginia. he met with veterans and their families in springfield. romney trails the president in virginia in recent polls. he hopes next week's first presidential debate will give him some momentum going forward. >> you don't have a great opportunity with debates to talk about my vision, vision for the country. the president will talk about his. those who believe we want bigger government, more intrusive government, trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see will vote for him. those who believe we should encourage economic growth, support small business, and create more jobs will vote for me. >> that first debate will take pla
study. >> madam chairman, a delegate, i accept your nomination for the president of the united states. host: president barack obama last night at the democratic national convention in charlotte, north carolina, accepting his party's nomination to run for president for the second time, a second term as 44th president of the united states. good morning and welcome. we will spend the first 40 minutes getting your reaction to the president's speech and what you saw last night at the convention. the numbers to call -- if you have called in the last 30 days, give others a chance. and be sure to mute your television or radio. you can also reach us on twitter. e-mails are welcome, too. and you can find us on facebook. we will read some of those po sts. once again, the morning and welcome. we will get to your phone calls in a moment. somes how it is playing in of the headlines across the country this morning -- and in the washington post -- and in the wall street journal -- lots more coming up. let's get to your phone calls. brian is waiting on our independent line. what did you hear last nigh
with him. >> i accept your nominates for president of the united states -- nomination for president of the united states. >> reporter: friday before leaving florida romney greeted supporters at a sendoff rally. >> the convtion was a magnificent and wonderful opportunity for us to share our message with the american people thanks in large measure to the folks here in florida and now we really do need you to get out there and get your friends to vote. >> rorter: the president meanwhile headed to el paso, texas, to speak to troops in what was billed as a noncampaign event to highlight the second anniversary of his decision to end u.s. combat in iraq. >> at the time i know some folks didn't believe me. they were skeptical. some thought the end of combat was just war games and semantics, but i meant what i said. >> reporter: but the vice presidential candidates were also in action. in richmond republican candidate paul ryan appeared with house gop leader eric cantor of virginia. >> i don't want to bore you by saying the same thing over again, but it bears repeating. if we stay on the
romney. [video clip] >> when you are president of the united states, your president of all the people, not just the people voted for you. you heard the president say so many times, because he deeply believes this, that we are in this together, all of us. from the time he began his career in public service, from the time anyone in this room first heard of him in 2004, his message has been about the fact that what unites us as americans is far greater than the things that divide us. and that is fundamental to who this president is and to what to guide him as he makes decisions. host: another comment from facebook -- one more comment from twitter this morning -- tch fromgo to mi atlanta. caller: let's look at romney 10 years ago. he was a liberal, he was governor of a liberal state, he was pro-abortion. he created romneycare, which is what we have now, like obamacare. mitt romney cannot run on anything other than the pandering he has been doing for the last 10 years and his goal to get into the white house. when he said to the room of people should not shock anybody, because all he is se
>> i want barack obama to be the next president of the united states. i proudly nominate him to be the standard bearer of the democratic party. ♪ like [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] host: after a 48 minute speech by bill clinton, president obama became the official nominee of the democratic party last night. the first time a former president has nominated a successor. we want to get your reaction to president clinton's speech and to hear what you think president obama should talk about it his acceptance speech tonight. members are on the screen. -- numbers are on the sreen. if you happen to be a de legate and want to talk about what you've seen, we want to hear from you as well. you can also contact us electronically. you can see the different ways there. facebook if you want to make a comment or continue the conversation. or send an e-mail. here is the front page. "the charlotte observer." here is "the wall street journal." from a front-page view of "the financial times." although it is custo
of the united states of america, and to the republic, for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. [ applause ] >> boy, she just looked great, didn't she? >> she did. you can imagine, the amount of therapy and hard work. >> oh. >> that she's had to endure to climb back from being -- she was literally shot in the head. >> in the head at close range. >> close blank range. that was a pretty pivotal time in the nation's conversation about where we stand and the tone of things. >> it was. >> what a symbol of hope she is. that was incredible. >> it was a very moving moment. >>> all right. coming up he nominated his dad, last night for another term as vice president, bo biden, the attorney general of delaware, joins us ahead here on "morning joe." former pennsylvania governor ed rendell, nbc news political director chuck todd and later maryland governor martin o'malley. up next mike allen is here with the politico playbook. but first, bill karins with a check on the weekend forecast. >> good morning to you, mika. let me help get everyone out the door thi
for president of the united states. romney appeared beforr a huge crowed at the republican national convention in tampa...shaking hands with many of his supporters. the former governor of massachusetts spoke for about 40-minutes...reintroducing himself to the american electorate and hammering away at president obama. "if i am elected president of these united states, i will work with all my energy and soul to restore that america, to lift our eyes to a better future. that future is our destiny. that future is out there. it is waiting for us. our children deserve it, our nation depends upon it, the peace and freedom of the world require it. and with your help we will deliver it. let us begin that future together toni" tonight." romney was campaigning in florida today and will soon head to virginia and ohio.all three states are seen as crucial for romney to win in november. president obama will be in north carolina next week for the democcatic convention. mitt romney is the g-o-p's alternative to president obama. in july romney and the r-n-c raked in ovee 100-million-dollars in campaign don
of the united states. >>> want to take a live look at reagan national where flights are coming and going now, but that wasn't the case today. flights were stopped at all three airports because of a fire at a regional air traffic control facile tu. the ground stop lasted about 25 minutes. about 20 flights were affected. >>> still ahead this evening, dramatic new video of a deadly crash during an air show in the midwest. >>> and as many celebrate the the last weekend of summer, a small group of veterans are >>> take a look at this new video of a deadly plane crash in iowa. plane flying in formation at the quad city air show failed to pull out of a turn, crashed right into that field. no spectators were injured. the name of the pilot hasn't been released and officials are investigating what caused the crash. >>> health department officials in ohio say a woman there has died from complications of swine flu. officials say the 61-year-old woman passed away earlier this week. tests confirm she contracted a new strain of swine flu. officials say she had underlying health issues, but they believe swi
, if you had a strong back you could get a job. that doesn't exist anymore. >> reporter: the united states will need an estimated 230,000 math and science teachers by 2015 to be competitive in years ahead. >> if you ask where the jobs are, it is in science and math. if you ask where they go to get that? it is great teachers. >> reporter: the teaching begins here at university of texas at austin, 15 years ago, and copied across the country. the math and science initiative helped to establish the program in 34 universities across 16 states. this graduate now teaches high school math. >> if teachers are not passionate about what they're teaching, then the students see that. >> when they get on the table, i just know that something funny is going to happen. makes me want to come to school. >> reporter: back on campus, that is just what these teachers in training hope to hear from their future students. >> i want to you know, show these kids that math is really important and maybe one kid will you know, take that to heart. and then you know, he will be the next albert einstein or newton. >> rep
to them tonight there is not a liberal america and conservative america, there is the united states of america. >> reporter: he's made a sport out of outtalking his adversaries. >> john mccain likes to say that he'll follow bin laden to the gates of hell, but he won't even follow him to the cave where he lives. >> reporter: but in charlotte he faces perhaps his biggest challenger yet, can barack obama top barack obama? >> the expectations game definitely works against the president. it is a speech that is going to be compared to the '08 speech. >> reporter: obama comes from a long line of democratic party presidential candidates who face similar speaking challenges. recall how bill clinton's snoozer of a speech in 1988 -- >> reporter: became history when it was replaced by his rousing 1992 speech. >> i have news for the forces of greed and the defenders of the status quo, your time has come and gone. >> reporter: it's up to obama to live up to clinton's successful second convention speech. >> tonight let us resolve to build that bridge to the 21st century, to meet our challenges and
in that country escalates. we have more now on the controversial comments he made about the united states. >> reporter: russia's president putin has sharply criticized the united states and its allies over its positions over the syrian conflict. in an interview he gave, the russian president said that washington was aligning itself with al qaeda and others groups in its efforts to topple president assad. >> translator: in that case one -- bring all inmates from guantanamo and bring them to syria to fight. it's practically the same thing. >> reporter: russia as stood by the embattled president, vetoing several resolutions. meanwhile, inside the country, condition continue to worsen. the syrian military has managed to overtake a ton that was serving as a gateway for refugees. over the past 18 months over 230,000 syrians have fled to neighboring countries. also the head of the international community red cross has wrapped up a several-day visit with the hopes to expand the efforts, more than 1.2 million many of them in dire needs of foods, basic supplies and medicine. >>> tom brokaw is out o
on record for the west nile virus since it was detected in the united states. >> it was introduced into the united states in 1999, and then it spread over a series of years through the bird population. it got into the mosquitos, and then, of course, the mosquitos bit people. >> reporter: the number of cases this year is skyrocketing. nearly 1600 infections have been reported and 66 deaths, up 40% in just one week. >> it's a late summer disease, so the fact that we've got so many cases this early and it's so widespread really does not bode well. >> every state except alaska and hawaii has seen outbreaks and more than 70% of the cases come from six states. the hardest hit is texas with nearly half of the infections. health officials from coast to coast are launching efforts to prevent the spread of the potentially damage yus disease from the air, to the ground people are on patrol distributing flyers with preventative nervous and symptoms that tend to be mild. in 20% fevers, headaches and body aches and most worry some for people over 70 are with weakened immune systems. west nile vi
around. can elect mitt romney the next president of the united states, and we can get america back on track. >> there's one more stop, this time in louisiana to survey the damage from isaac. back to you. >> craig boswell reporting live. think for the update. >>> obama campaign workers preparing for an event in three doe got a surprise today, a visit from the romney campaign bus. it drove by the rally site, didn't stop. mitt romney will spend much of the week in new hampshire preparing for the upcoming presidential debate. paul ryan is in north carolina today and will be in iowa tomorrow and wednesday. >> the clean up continues for areas along the gulf coast devastated by hurricane isaac and although the number of homes without power has decreased drastically, about 7% of louisiana remains in the dark tonight. fox's casey steegle is in new orleans with the report. >> reporter: no rest for the weary for emergency and rescue crews on the ground in and around the city of new orleans as the cleanup for hurricane isaac continues. today president obama will be visiting the region. in fac
introducing you to the president of the united states, that's a pretty remarkable message. >> that is. >> that speaks to the american dream and i will say, perhaps, his greatest asset is his little 3-year-old daughter was a super star on the cutaways and become an internet celebrity flipping her hair around. it was draets. >> we're just getting started live from the blackfinn salon in charlotte, north carolina. >> mika does that too. when she's at baseball games and they catch her behind home plate. >> remember when we embarrassed chris. absolutely funny. >> the mayor is going to be here. >> mayor julian castro will be here joining us and bring in white house senior adviser valerie jarrett here to join us. >> all right. >> yes. >> tom brokaw, arianna huffington. up next, jim vandehei with the top stories from the politico playbook. but first, let's send it up to bill karins in new york for a check on the forecast, bill? >> good morning to you, mika. it's a very humid morning for everyone in the eastern half of the country. there's some fog to deal with too. and definitely some rain, e
the decision that the president of the united states, we have 50 allies working with us, naughto and other countries in afghanistan. the president organized them. all 50 of them said it's time to set a date to hand over responsibility to the afghans and bring our 90,000 troops home. now, what did romney say? he said that was a mistake. host: well, rana from boston, massachusetts, are you sticking with the president in 2012? caller: no. but i still have a statement i want to make, peter. host: we're listening. caller: i have written you e-mails, tweeted you, sent you about 30, 40 e-mails and i know some of my neighbors in the addition where i live have said many -- have sent many, many e-mails, because we've discussed this. we want to know who is this woman that gets on sometimes twice a day and every day, they call from tennessee, she has about 10 different names, she says the name is ann. one day they got her on, it was about 9:15, she said her name was ann, s called right back and somebody called her and she got on again, said her name was marsha. now, i know you all know who it is, so t
the united states for now. warm and muggy tomorrow. 86. 90 on thursday and friday. the weekend features more scattered showers and thunderstorms with highs in the's. >> still ahead, a man is found shot in his home. >> police think it is a case of burglary. we will have the details at 5:30. >> this system cuts energy costs. i have details of the anncr: it'll start out as concrete and steel... but it'll become so much more. a new world-class resort casino in maryland. two thousand construction jobs to build it. four thousand permanent, good-paying jobs when it's done. hundreds of millions for maryland schools... real oversight to make sure the money goes... where it's supposed to. but none of it will happen unless we vote for... question seven this november. vote for question seven. and help build a better future for maryland. >> this new system is cleaner and more energy-efficient and it will save the company thousands of dollars by using salt water. kim has the details. >> it is the only grocery store in the city to have one of these, and air conditioning unit that runs using a saltwater sol
night for the fireworks and the ship to shore bombardment and the united states naval academy back. >> reporter: there's something to see and do for everyone. what a great time. thank you so much. you handled that pretty well there. good job. good job. all right. >> that was the plan. >> reporter: it was a blast. all right, we got more coming up at 5:45. reporting live here at fort mchenry. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >> we know what she's doing this weekend. and of course we want to know what the weather is like, here's meteorologist lynette charles. >>> weather for the weekend megan not too bad and not too bad for today. for today it's going to be out in full force. the cloud cover also this morning out in full force and along the eastern shore this morning a few showers and also some fog out there. so as you head out and about take it easy on the roadways if your travels are taking you in that direction. temperature-wise we are warm. we're mild this morning. 76 degrees in annapolis. good morning to you. hanover at 72 and woodbine right around 70. 71 westminster as we look across
election. and to know that the first lady of the entire united states is coming to baltimore in support of her husband and the democratic party is a great joy for us. >> in baltimore, wbal tv 11 news. >>> this morning mitt romney has released his latest tax returns for 2011 to prove that he paid a rate of at least 13%. in fact, it was 14% last year. 11 news reporter steve handlesman has more. >> mitt romney paid far less tax than he predicted he would pay. when his taxes became an issue last winter. but less than he legally had to in 2011. he made $13.7 million mostly from investments. he donated $4 million to charity. but he only deducted $2.25 million. so he paid $1.9 million, 14.1% in federal income taxes. in las vegas today, romney didn't talk about his taxes. instead claiming he would be the real change president. >> president obama raised up the white flag of surrender again yesterday. he said you can't change washington from the inside. you have to do it from the outside. we're gonna give him that chance. >> earlier today in virginia, president obama fired back at romney. >> chan
is the number 1 foe of the united states. putin said he will work with whoever is elected but his effort will be as efficient as his partners want it to be. >> speaking of mitt romney. secret service reports are investigating the report that romney's tax records were stolen. >> they are the records that he refused to release despite the pressure. >> a letter was sent to the accounting firm demanding $1 million to keep the records secret. the letter reportedly said they were stolen late last month during a watergate style break in. >> they are investigating a robbery that looks like something out of a hollywood movie. they kidnapped a bank manager from her area home and strapped what appears to and bomb to her chest and then drove her to the bank. made her remove all the money from the vault and instructed her to toss the money outside to them. >> there were other employees inside and she explained to them what was happening. and showed them the device that was strapped to her body. a robot blue up the device. it did not appear to be a bomb. the suspects got away with the money and avoide
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own that home. i'm a taxpayer and i'm a united states citizen. >> when 62-year-old brenda lucas doesn't stay with family or friends, she calls this tent home, camping here with few comfort with a place to cook and a place to lie down. she doesn't want to give up on the place she's called home since 1969. >> i didn't want to be a burden on other people. >> lucas had a house on this land on beaumont street but in february of 2011, someone set fire to her home. >> attempted to open the door to the first level and there i saw a column of fire at the front and i just watched my life go up in flames. >> the baltimore fire department ruled the cause of the fire arson. lucas, her daughter and two grandchildren made it out of the house alive. lucas had to be hospitalized for several days for smoke inhalation and minor burns. she has recovered but what has happened since the fire continues to be an open wound for lucas. >> i needed help from wherever it could come. i needed everything. i stood in need of everything because i had lost everything and i said i don't want the city to just level my
of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indy advisable, liberty and justice for all. >> she was critically wounded last year during a shooting spree in tucson. she resigned from congress to focus on her recovery. >>> the wife of republican presidential nominee mitt romney is rallying women in northern virginia later today. ann romney is coming to leesburg, holding an event called women for mitt. it kicks off around 11:45 this morning. it's expected to cause traffic problems in the area. >>> checking the other top stories now, the district is reporting its first death from west nile virus and health officials say a second person has been hospitalized. these are the first two cases reported in the district this year. maryland has seen 21 cases including one death. in virginia, there have been five cases, but no one has died. earlier this morning tony spoke with dr. ivan walks, the former director of the d.c. department of health. he explained what you need to look out for. >> three to 14 days you may see symptoms. the thing that lets us go
allegiance to the flag of the united states of america -- >> that is former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords who took to the stage to lead the convention for the pledge of allegiance. it's been about a year and a half since a gunman shot her in the head during a campaign rally in tucson. >>> while mitt romney hits the trail in new hampshire, his wife an will be here in the commonwealth, hosting a rally called women for mitt at the twin oaks riding academy. >>> the southern california region woke up to shaking overnight after a small earthquake hit the beverly hills area around midnight. no injuries or damage reported. >>> not quite as small, a shallow magnitude 5.6 earthquake that hit southwestern china. authorities there say the tremor killed as many as 50 people and damaged 20,000 homes. >>> hurricane leslie is bearing down on the bahamas today. meanwhile, in the gulf of mexico, remnants of hurricane isaac could form into another storm. moist air left over from storms rarely turns into another tropical storm, but it does sometimes happen. >>> it could be a long way for a train on
to the earth. >> reporter: for the first time since the dawn of the space race the united states is reduced to hitching rides on russian spaceships to the international space station. with the 135th and final space shuttle mission 13 months ago the obama administration proposed for fiscal year 2012 a nasa budget of 14 billion, about half what was spent adjusted for inflation in the year of apollo 11. >> nasa has come to the time when they really do need to encourage private industry to start taking on the role. >> reporter: armstrong's few forays into the limelight in recent years were on nasa events and capitol hill where he deplored these funding decisions as embarrassing and unacceptable. >> if the leadership we have acquired through our investment is simply allowed to fadeaway, other nations will surely step in where we have faltered. i do not believe that would be in our best interests. >> reporter: in washington james rosen, fox news. >>> coming up the end is near for the nationals pitching ace. he was on the mound this afternoon in the series finale against the cardinals. lindsay m
to be a hearing on whether or not samsung can even sell some of these products in the united states. >> if you have one, you don't have to give it back, you can keep it, but it may mean you cannot get replacement parts in the future. >> yes. >> this is a broader issue in terms of when you come up with an idea, how you protect it. >> that's correct. so if you take it down to sort of the -- you hear a lot of political campaigns about main street versus wall street, a main street business, someone has an idea and wants to protect it, they'll get a patent on the device and process and build a business around it, hire put food on the table of the employees' families and this is worth protecting. someone steals that idea, they'll want to take action and that's what you see in these patent infringement cases. people view their patents as their property and like you don't want someone taking your house, you don't want someone stealing your ideas. >> how is this different than you come up with a tire and another company comes up with steel belted radial tires? how do you protect your idea? >> you go an
.com and a columnist at mlb.com. the united states team, tiger woods, the best players the u.s. had to offer, they squandered it. what happened? >> they choked. this is one of the biggest chokes in the history of sports. sports fans probably remember the '69 cubs, the cubs choked that year. they had it right here. they're playing at home. they have the crowd going crazy, a huge lead. then today jim furyk disappears, steve stricter disappears late. god knows what he was doing here. this was not good. >> it was fascinating because we were talking about it in the newsroom earlier. people sort of kind of clenched up when they said it's going to come down to tooger, can he do it? that never would have been the case. >> tiger was hitting well today. if it would have come down to tiger, i have a feeling he would have done okay. to be fair, ian poulter played out of his mind birdiesing the last five holes. that set up for the miracle from their standpoint, the choke from our standpoint. >> what we're showing is the winning putt. it started yet. you can see it. the front page of every single paper be
the united states against europe. the europeans won two years ago. this year's event takes place at the me dinah country club. the ryder cup continues this week epd, and you can catch it right here on nbc 4 tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. >>> hockey fans, you may have to wait a little longer to see action on the ice. the nhl cancelled the rest of the preseason schedule because of the ongoing lockout. the owners locked out the players earlier this month after the two sides could not agree on a collective bargaining agreement. talks between the nhl owners and players will continue today. the capitals are scheduled to open their season on october 12th at home. >>> the big apple is adding to its reputation. >> the world's biggest ferris wheel is being built on staten island. the $230 million attraction will be called the new york wheel. it will overlook the statue of liberty, new york harbor, and the downtown manhattan skyline. the wheel would have 36 capsules, capable of carrying 40 people each. the structure would swing higher than the single port flier, the london eye, and the high roller whe
for the west nile virus since it was detected in the united states. nearly 1600 infections have been reported and 66 deaths. that is up 40% from last week alone. every state except alaska and hawaii have seen outbreaks. the hardest hit, texas, has nearly half of the infections. health officials from coast to coast are spraying insect sides to prevent the spread of the disease. >> it's a late summer disease, so the fact that we've got so many cases this early and it's so wide spread are really does not bode well. >> exberperts say you can try aw home remedies to keep from getting it. they recommend dressing in long sleeves and pants, staying indoors at dusk and down, and using deet bug repellant and draining pools or puddles of warm water which are breeding grounds for infected mosquitos. >>> one month to go in the regular season the nationals have more wins than they had all of last season. they won again yesterday beating the cardinals 4-3. it was the nat's 81st victory of the year. they won 80 games last season. they also hold 6 1/2 game first place lead over the atlanta braves. steven stra
because you bank against the united states of america doesn't mean the rest of us are willing to sell her out. >> many people are speculating that o'malley is considering a run for president four years from now. >>> and our own jim vance and tom sherwood are in charlotte for the convention. they will bring you live reports today and tomorrow. >>> republicans are hoping to make noise in north carolina this week, too. virginia governor bob mcdonnell will campaign near the convention site. mcdonnell is one of the mitt romney's most active surrogates. >>> as most parties fight over what's best for our economy, the nation's debt has passed an historic milestone if treasury says the national debt has gone above $16 trillion for the first time ever. republicans are blaming democrats, especially president obama, for letting the debt reach this level. >>> today the group responsible for the metro silver line project is trying to repair his image with new ethics rules. the metropolitan airports authority has faced stiff scrutiny since a report this spring detailed lavish travel spending and questio
for the president and the next president of the united states, barack obama. >> reporter: in a surprise appearance, president obama joined clinton on stage. the president speaks tonight. vice president biden did a late-night walk through while break down continues at bank of america stadium and his speech and all today's events moved inside amid the threat of severe weather dampening the democrats' final day. tracie potts, nbc news, charlotte, north carolina. >>> and president obama may not be the only speaker who will electroify the crowd tonight. roll call is reporting that gabrielle giffords will deliver the pledge of allegiance. the spokesperson is confirming that gifford is in charlotte for the dnc. she resigned from congress, you remember, back in january a year after she was wounded in a shooting spree in arizona. >>> the possible first lady will stop by a horseback riding economy. romney is an avid rider who started competing as part of her therapy for ms. virginia is considered one of the key battleground states that will help decide november's big election. >>> as for her husband, the se
, just because you bank against the united states of the america, doesn't mean the rest of us are willing to sell her out. >> many people believe o'malley is considering a run for president four years from now. virginia governor bb mcdonnell will also be in charlotte today. he is expected to campaign today and tomorrow near the convention site. mcdonnell is one of the mitt romney's active surrogates. o'malley spent last week in tampa during the republican national convention. vice president biden was supposed to be there but canceled because of hurricane isaac. >>> 5:35. paul ryan spending this week stumping for votes in battleground states. the republican vice presidential nominee campaigned yesterday in ohio and iowa. he accused president obama of breaking his prime minister misto improve the economy. mitt romney keeping a low profile this week in new england prepare for his upcoming debates the w. the president. jim vance and tom sherwood is in shar loot this week bringing you live reports today and tomorrow evening right here on news4. >>> a public memorial service will be held for ne
of the united states, and i'm not that patient. >> michelle obama, not that patient. well, you can see the entire interview later this morning on "the view." >>> secretary of state hillary clinton here in new york for the u.n. general assembly and she is talking about the wave of anti-american anger in the middle east. urging muslims to display dignity and not resort to violence after the american-made film that lampoons the prophet muhammad. clinton has already met with the leaders of afghanistan, pakistan, libya, and egypt. >>> in suburban denver, the movie theater where july's shooting massacre took place will be opening. a dozen killed, 60 wounded in the attack. the mayor of aurora, colorado, says an online survey shows residents believe the theater should reopen. victims' families and community leaders were consultedcf1 phe t deathio week-old cub h abnormalities and fluid in its abdomen. but it could be another two weeks before the exact cause of death is determin zookeepers now confirm the mother did not crush her cub. she spent the night cradling a stuffed toy about the size of
by examining 113 indicators from official data sources and polling 15,000 executives. united states continued a four-year slide to the seventh spot. separately, a judge ruling amr can abandon its pilot's union contract. saying the bankrupt parent of american airlines corrected certain issues that caused him to reject the same request in the past. amr is trying to save more than $1 billion a year in labor costs. it can unilaterally impose work terms on its pilot, all is happening as talks between amr and u.s. air continue. >>> in the meantime, a very complicated story. we've been trying to follow the twists and turns. the fbi now says there is no evidence to support claims that hacking group anonymous infiltrated an fbi agent's laptop and lifted data for more than 12 million apple products. however the front page of "the financial times" lays it out and says hackers embarrass apple with this data release. there were over a million different devices, numbers were published online. this is a story that has many odd twists. the hackers said they would not give any interviews about this breach unt
, no word on a suspect or a motive. >>> mosquitos are killing more people now in the united states. new numbers from the cdc show the number of cases of west nile virus shot up 25% in the past week to nearly 2,000. 87 people have died from the infection this year. texas has been the hardest hit but no new cases were reported in the district, maryland or virginia. >>> hurricane isaac is long gone, but strong waved stirred up tar balls that were left over from the massive bp oil spill in 2010 forcing beaches in louisiana to close this morning. the tar balls are showing up in parts of the gulf coast that previously appeared to be clean. >>> we have some sad news to report this morning from the world of sports. former baltimore ravens owner art modell has died. his son david says he passed away at 4 a.m. at johns hopkins hospital this morning. modell had been hospitalized for organ failure. he bought the cleveland browns in 1961 and moved the teambaltimore in 1996 -- team to baltimore in 1996. this is the front page of the ravens' website this morning with a tribute to modell. his son was a
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